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Your best bet ever 

Post#1 » by perempe20 » Sun Mar 1, 2020 10:27 am

what was your best bet ever? why did you think it would work?

I bet under after Kyrie's knee injury in the finals and it worked. it was a bloodbath, massive under despite the OT.
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#2 » by durden_tyler » Wed Mar 4, 2020 4:39 am

Basketball:

Years ago can't remember what now, some regular season game between the Raptors and Lakers. LA down big 3rd Q i think. Some x15 on the moneyline i think, Kobe gets hot, leads Lakers to comeback win, my $20 turns to $300.

Tennis:

Accidental live bet on "who's going to win the next serve." i had the intention of going all in my last $50 to win $2 because i was betting on Federer type line (and the favorite was on serve.) And damn it, when i refreshed my pending wagers it was a bet on th underdog unknown 1000th ranked tennis player (i forgot the odds but x 20, x 30 makes sense?). The Federer favorite (not exactly Fed but some other ranked player) actually lost that serve. My accidental all-in won and i survived that day (this type of betting, might have lost it same week too :D)
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#3 » by Frank Lee » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:39 am

Pete Townsend
over 5.5 windmills -165
Superbowl XLIV halftime

Official result I think was 10... unofficial about 20
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#4 » by perempe20 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:47 am

many shy users here...
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Post#5 » by Audi » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:09 pm

Won $900 on a $3 buy on Fanduel a few seasons ago. I needed a punt and picked Vince Carter because I've always liked him. He ended up having a solid game off the bench and sank a 3 in garbage time at the buzzer which skyrocketed me into 1st.
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Post#6 » by Stillwater » Wed May 6, 2020 8:30 pm

Hit jackpot w/ a Benji stamped on a $1 superfecta w/ a 40:1 keyed to win taking it by a photo finish all 3 trailers in order within 1 foot or eachother. Holy Fn **** I lost my mind.
Then I blew half the bag over the next 20 days of rooftop partying before I sobered up enough & had the tab tallied...oops
I could have been investing that loot but no no no not me baby.
I also spent I would guess no less than 1000 days at the tracks off an on for 10 years and never had the same luck. I walked away from it.
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Post#7 » by koningcosmo » Thu May 7, 2020 10:25 am

my brother and i both put in €50,- when the cavs were behind 3-1 vs GSW because we had a feeling they could still win and we were like whats €50,- so we put in the bet. the payout was like 60-70x because obviously it never happend before. still till this day regret not puting in more money. But thats in hindsight.
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#8 » by perempe20 » Mon May 25, 2020 2:51 pm

I bet in the '98 WC that strikers won't score. An odds was 1.8 to 2, Bierhoff was one of them. (I think it should have been below 1.6.) I combined 3 or 4 of these with 1 or 2 safe bets. (I had to combine at least 5.) it worked: the odds was over 30.
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#9 » by karkinos » Thu May 28, 2020 12:28 am

lsu to make the cfb playoffs
lsu to win the championship
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#10 » by janmagn » Sat Jun 6, 2020 3:35 pm

Didnt put the bet on this put I gave my friend three clues on games. Dont remember the other two (they were low risk and medium risk) but the game that failed my clues was Golden State-Utah. I think it was in 2017 so Hayward was in the Jazz and KD was in GS. I said it would be high risk high reward and should bet Utah. Utah ended up losing to a last second buzzer beater

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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#11 » by perempe20 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:46 pm

Hawks series winner as Embiid is playing through injury?
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#12 » by BudenFerry » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:13 am

Coach Bud to win coach of the year for the Hawks in 2014/15. Odds were 250/1

I bet like 25.47 and won almost 6,400.

Created a long thread on covers.com detailing my reasoning and many posters bet with me.

What a ride that season was. Ended up winning like 10k on the Hawks. Won 2k in them winning the SE conference. Won a good bit on their win over/under. Only bet I lost was a $35 bet for them to win the eastern conference.
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#13 » by Some smartguy » Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:52 am

Bet $110 at +2250 on the Suns winning the title this year(not yet completed). I saw them as the most complete team and thought that they would beat the Lakers. That’s basically it.

But biggest win was a $200 preseason bet on the 2007-08 Celtics at +1000. I (again)thought they had a more complete team than the other favourites at the time, and I was expecting them to mesh well based on their play styles. Wasn’t expecting their defence to be as good as it was, but that’s all the better for me :wink:
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#14 » by NYK-Mentality85 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:26 am

This year I was super confident Thibs would turn us around on Defense so I put $777 on NY just making the playoffs @ +1400 odds and won back $11,655.

Sadly I'll never catch THOSE +1400 odds again.

This year I'm taking that same $777 and picking Knicks to make it out the 1st round which would be another big + payout but just making the playoffs won't be good enough anymore to really get paid.

Back in 2015 I went on a mini run. $17 on NCAA 8 pick for $2,222, the next week put that $300 on a 3 team parlay for $2,000+ and the next week another 8 pick $17.00 for $1200+ (shaved off a lot of points).

I never hit again on PARLAYS like that. Ever. Those were my only 8 picks I ever hit and I try every Football season.

2020-2021 $777 for $11k was my biggest hit I'll probably ever win.
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Post#15 » by VCfor3 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:44 pm

I generally don't bet but had a free $5 bet from BetMGM so bet Jokic would win MVP before the season. He odds seemed really low for a guy who was primed for a triple double any given night. Won $130.
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#16 » by ontnut » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:17 pm

Bet Greece to win Euros 40:1 odds, just because my soccer team had a lot of Greeks. $10 to $400.

Won a 6 game parlay this year with the first round of the NFL playoffs, called all 6 games right. That was a sick $570 payout on like a $25 bet.

Had Trump +200 to win the re-election for $1000, placed the bet sometime in early 2019. Then before, and on election night, the odds went the other way in my favour, so I cashed out $1500 early, then bet the $1500 on Biden to win, walked away with about $2k profit on election night, that was pretty sweet.
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Re: Your best bet ever 

Post#17 » by Gert42 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:12 am

NBA

We hit a bunch of Rockets 1st Quarter/1st Half bets in either 2017 or 18 in November before the books got smart about how many 3's they were shooting.

NFL

Bengals @ Lions 2005 Bengals -7.5

The Bengals needed to win this game to win the AFC North. As a Bengals fan, the fact that we always lived life as Charlie Brown trying to kick a FG and Lucy would pull the ball out from under them kept me from being happy of winning $100 versus a real life changing amount of money. The Lions were real bad and the Bengals were real hungry to win the division. They won 41-17.

Gary Woodland EVEN v. Tiger Woods

This was in 2016 I believe and definitely in Saudi or UAE. Between Tiger's sporadic schedule and the long flight I knew this was a bet to make. Probably have won at higher odds but this was definitely the biggest risk I've made.

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